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Arriving at Host Institution

Arriving at Host Institution

□ Contact your family and report safety

□ Attend orientation (if any) by the host

  • To familiarize the host environment and meet new friends.
  • To understand rules and customs in the host institution. 
  • To identify channels for assistance (local International Office/ Study Abroad Office and student union).

□ Update your up-to-date contact details at the host institution

□ Keep checking your EdUHK email and EdUHK announcements to avoid missing important deadlines while away

  • Pay attention to course registration and hostel arrangement for EdUHK in next semester because the application will be done online during your summer abroad period.

□ Be an ambassador of EdUHK and Hong Kong 

  • Get ready to share if you are invited to sharing session on your culture and Hong Kong. 
  • Be responsible, accountable and open-minded to new things.

□ Safety issues

  • Stay aware of current events in your host country and if any serious event happens, stay calm and seek assistance from appropriate channels.
  • Keep a contact list for emergency situation handy (e.g. save contacts of family members and Chinese embassy in your host country in your phone).
  • If an item is lost or stolen, report it to the local police and collect a police report in English for reference, and possible insurance claims.
  • Take a picture of your visa and passport in your phone in case you accidentally lost the documents.